Ideas to discuss with your children. JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. We speak to some of the Jasper Jones cast about the script, their characters, and the MTC production. Film Review: ‘Jasper Jones’ Aussie filmmaker Rachel Perkins delivers her best work yet with this coming-of-ager set in a small town in 1969. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Always the town scapegoat because of his dark skin, Jasper knows he’ll be the first suspect. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. To their dismay, the car parks at the house, and a man gets out. Bored, bullied and lonely, his world is changed forever when fellow outsider Jasper Jones knocks on his window to solve a murder. A car passes by, and they hide by the side of a house. He admires Jasper Jones, the only ‘half-cast’ Aboriginal in town. Jasper leads Charlie down the street, careful to stay out of view of any cars. He is not sporty and therefore neither manly nor popular. In a nutshell can you describe the character you play and what sort of person they are? Charlie Bucktin escapes his small-town life through books. Based on the novel of the same name by Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones is a coming-of-age story about small-town racism, victimisation and a hunt for the truth. Guy: Jasper is a 15 to 16-year-old boy, uncertain of his exact age. Jasper Jones has coarse language and name-calling throughout. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. In the summer of 1965 in the Australian mining town of Corrigan, 13-year-old Charlie Bucktin is surprised late one night when Jasper Jones shows up with promises of taking him to see something very special out in the bush. He is willing to gain greater understanding. With Levi Miller, Kevin Long, Toni Collette, Aaron L. McGrath. Directed by Rachel Perkins. Physical Description . “I trust him straight up, though I have no reason to, and this makes me one of few.” Role in Story. Director Sue Lindsay has an absolute talent for bringing interesting and heart felt stories to the arts community. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Jasper Jones: Trailer from StateTheatreSA on Vimeo. Emotional Journey . Luckily, the man is visibly drunk—he urinates in his garden, and staggers inside without seeing them. The Cast & Crew of Jasper Jones are almost ready to Bump-in to Mesley Hall. 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